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Isaak Abelin

Born 1883-02-06
Died 1965

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Swiss physiologist, born February 6, 1883, Bern; died 1965.

Biography of Isaak Abelin

Isaak Abelin attended the University of his native town where he was conferred doctor of medicine in 1910. In 1914, in Bern, he was habilitated for physiology, and in 1927 became extraordinary professor. His work chiefly concerns the fields of nutrition, metabolism, and the thyroid gland.

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